Culturefest needs new drive if it’s to survive

A LONG-running Fraser Coast event that's made a business out of bridging cultural divides and bringing people together is on life support.

The Fraser Coast Cultural Festival has been around for seven years, but in more recent times it has been plagued by a lack of willing committee members able to dedicate the time needed to drive it.

Those issues caused the 2014 instalment of the festival to be cancelled, which was the second such time that had happened since 2011.

Current Fraser Coast Cultural Festival president Bernice Allen said unless a solution was found it was likely the event would be lost.

One of the people who has worked behind the scenes helping to organise the event since its early years is Cecile Scherrer.

She said someone needed to come forward and take over the running of the event and suggested Fraser Coast Opportunities.

FCO general manager David Spear said it was willing to speak with event organisers to determine whether a solution can be found.

"FCO is happy to engage with any event organisers," Mr Spear said.

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